Dixie Wing's WWII Heritage Days Postponed to Sept. 12-13
**PEACHTREE CITY, GA. (March 13, 2020) – **World War II Heritage Days, scheduled for May 2-3 at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum in Peachtree City, is being postponed until Sept. 12-13, 2020. Concern about COVID-19 is affecting all aspects of the economy, including public events, and the CAF Dixie Wing leadership has elected to postpone this annual event to avoid possible health risks.
“It goes without saying that the CAF Dixie Wing is looking forward to celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the WWII Victory, but our priority is to do our part in keeping everyone healthy and safe, particularly our World War II veterans who have been invited as guests of honor, as well as our volunteers and our many members of the community in the affected groups,” said WWII Heritage Days Chair Chris Madrid.
Updated plans for WWII Heritage Days will be made available in the next few weeks.
About WWII Heritage Days
Started in 2003, WWII Heritage Days is the largest World War II-themed event in Georgia, bringing together historic aircraft, dozens of vintage military vehicles, antique cars, educational displays and demonstrations. More than 500 volunteers from a dozen states help create the 1940s atmosphere. The event is supported by WWII Heritage Days sponsors including Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau and Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field. For more information, go to www.wwiidays.org.
About the CAF Dixie Wing Warbird Museum The CAF Dixie Wing, based in Peachtree City, Ga., was founded in 1987. The Wing, one of the largest units of the Commemorative Air Force, maintains and flies seven WWII aircraft including a P-51 Mustang, an FG-1D Corsair and rare types such as the SBD Dauntless dive bomber and P-63A Kingcobra. The unit, composed of 300 volunteers, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that relies on contributions of time and funds to carry out the mission of the CAF.
For more information, go to www.dixiewing.org.